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TNA calls for ratification of Rome Statute

18 March 2017 08:40 am - 15     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) controlled Northern Provincial Council has passed a resolution calling for the ratification of the Rome Statute, so that Sri Lanka could be hauled up before the International Criminal Court (ICC) if crimes were committed in future.

Currently, Sri Lanka is not a signatory to the Rome Statute, and therefore anyone here could not be tried before the ICC.

In the resolution that was adopted, The Northern Provincial Council of Sri Lanka resolves that the Government had not taken adequate measures to fully implement the Resolution 30/1 that it co-sponsored at the UNHRC Session in September 2015, especially with regard to the accountability, establishment of a Commission for Truth, Reconciliation; non–recurrence of oppression, return of lands to its rightful civilian owners and an office of reparation.

“ The Government of Sri Lanka has not taken any meaningful steps for a credible justice process and an accountability mechanism that it had accepted, promised and committed to the UNHRC and to the International Community. Since Sri Lanka being unable or unwilling to implement its own commitment, this Council calls upon the UNHRC to refer the case to an International judicial mechanism. This Council calls upon the UNHRC and the International Community to require Sri Lanka to agree to an International accountability mechanism, ratify the Rome Statute as recommended by the OHCHR investigation on Sri Lanka (OISL) Report of September 2015 and offer the Tamils a political solution with the Mediation of the UN,” it says.

  Comments - 15

  • Prem Nath Sunday, 19 March 2017 09:58 AM

    Provincial councils in Sri Lanka should be abolished.We should have s stronger government at the centre to stop all this shit coming from the North.

    Thamilanda Sunday, 19 March 2017 10:37 AM

    HaHaHa very funny so Sinhalese people jumped from the sky ??? Baila introduced to you guys by portuguese....Buddism from India.....etc etc........Go to school before commenting on public media you moron !!!

    Herold B Sunday, 19 March 2017 12:52 PM

    Justice was never served on May 19. Thousands of thousands of innocent Tamils lost their lives from the brutal Military Oppression. To this day the survivors and the parents of their children live in fear.

    mike Sunday, 19 March 2017 02:33 PM

    agreed 200%. well said

    Kumar Saturday, 18 March 2017 09:23 AM

    You shameless Tamil National Alliance trying to seek justice for fallen LTTE terrrorists but maintaining absolute silence for the mass massacres of Tamils

    JAN Saturday, 18 March 2017 09:50 AM

    Yes firstly goes LTTE supported peoples via DM Android App

    Nick Saturday, 18 March 2017 09:54 AM

    once some tried to separate the country by war now same legacy continuing via political reform lets not give any rooms to those who try to split this country via DM Android App

    Lord Wolfstein Saturday, 18 March 2017 11:08 AM

    If Sri Lanka is serious about respecting human rights, it should join the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. The protection of the own population from arbitrariness is thereby guaranteed.. Crimes committed before accession can not be prosecuted (nulla poena sine lege praevia).

    B S Perera Saturday, 18 March 2017 11:22 AM

    Our "devolution supporters" should note what NPC is doing with whatever devolution it has.

    Missaka Saturday, 18 March 2017 12:18 PM

    SL slowly but surely becomes lawless land in near future, if these PVCs start use their own laws in respective provinces.

    Ramona Saturday, 18 March 2017 01:24 PM

    When this govt leaves office they will do it and go.

    sam Saturday, 18 March 2017 02:47 PM

    These Northern Provincial Council IDIOTS must be thinking whatever those Jokers Passed in their council must be accepted by the SRILANKAN GOVT. M****R F*****S go to Tamil Nadu and live their. F*****G I****S. go to hell. this is not Tamil Nadu This is srilanka.

    Lokka Saturday, 18 March 2017 04:26 PM

    This is valid reason why , at least now, the Provincial Council system should be abolished.

    Sheri Saturday, 18 March 2017 04:36 PM

    Yep, they are trying every means! Shameless parasites!

    SL Saturday, 18 March 2017 11:23 PM

    first these Terrorist supporters in sheep coat must be jailed for supporting LTTE terrorists and abolish provincial council


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